[Geojson] GeoJSON as OGC standard?
cholmes at opengeo.org
Fri Jul 22 09:16:49 PDT 2011
I've been talking to OGC folks recently, and was wondering if this group
would have interest in getting GeoJSON becoming an official OGC standard.
They are becoming more interested in lighter weight standards, and said
that GeoJSON could likely move on a 'fast track' process. One other thing
that I didn't know is that candidate specs developed outside the OGC can be
brought in and approved as an OGC standard while at the same time the spec
development can remain external to the OGC. So the spec can continue to
evolve on this list (though I feel it's been quite stable for awhile, so may
not need to), with this community having control of it. After it's updated
then can be submitted to OGC.
I'd personally like to see this happen. I know some in this group aren't
that excited about OGC specs, but they do have really great international
visibility, and we'd likely see even more adoption of GeoJSON as some
implementors want to be able to point at an official approved international
standard. I'd be happy to shepherd it through the process, and I definitely
will be against any type of forking or changes to it (I was quite unhappy
with how OGC took TMS type ideas and came out with the much more confusing
WMTS). But definitely don't want to put the time in if people in this
community are against it, as I think the process of GeoJSON development has
been great, and wouldn't want to change it. I'd just ideally like the best
of both worlds - specs developed openly, but the best adopted and promoted
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the Geojson